Those of us with acne-prone skin know the constant battle between giving our skin moisture and coping with breakouts. Luckily, there are several tinted moisturizers on the market formulated to prevent acne-prone skin from breaking out. The added bonus of a tinted moisturizer is that it offers up coverage and moisture without the heaviness of traditional foundations, which can lead to clogged pores. We also love that many of these products have SPF because protecting your skin from harmful UVB/UVA rays is the number one way to prevent skin cancer as well as wrinkles and discoloration. Here are our five favorite tinted moisturizers for acne-prone skin:
If you’re looking for a matte formula, check out the oil-free version of the cult-favorite It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. It gives the skin a poreless, natural-looking matte finish and is clinically tested to reduce shine for up to 12 hours. It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify the skin and tea tree extract to combat blemishes alongside SPF 40 and anti-aging serum.
If you struggle with excess oil and acne, this tinted moisturizer from BareMinerals could be an ideal option for you because of its gel consistency. This product has a higher water content than most tinted moisturizers along with marine botanicals and mineral electrolytes that hydrate the skin without clogging pores. It has a gentle, chemical-free formula that won’t irritate or further inflame acne-prone skin.
The BB cream from La Roche-Posay utilizes “blur” technology to reduce the visibility of pores while also hiding blemishes. This product provides an all-day matte finish and lightweight feel that absorbs oil without making it feel like you’re wearing foundation. It has a mineral sunscreen if you want to avoid the chemicals of traditional sunscreen.
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer is a lightweight, mattifying formulation. It works to blur imperfections and protect the skin with SPF 20 and antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains an oil-absorbing clay which is ideal for preventing breakouts and chamomile to calm redness and irritation.
COVERGIRL has been in the beauty business forever and is known for its “clean” line of foundations. It’s no surprise the brand created Clean Matte BB Cream for oily skin. This moisturizer is oil-free, water-based and has enough coverage to hide blemishes without clogging pores. It comes in six shades and blends on smoothly to keep the skin shine-free all day.